Samsung patents 'Artistic Live Focus' feature, possibly for the Galaxy S10 series

Samsung first launched Live Focus on the Galaxy Note8 back in August 2017, and since then its succeeding devices have also adopted that camera feature. It basically lets users make a subject more focused while blurring the background. Now, it seems more improvements are likely coming to the feature.

The South Korean tech giant has filed a new patent application in the European Union for a mobile camera feature: "Artistic Live Focus." While there's no word exactly on which smartphone the feature will be incorporated, chances are that Samsung may introduce it to the upcoming Galaxy S10 series.

It's not exactly clear what Artistic Live Focus will do to an image, but our guess is that it may be adding a host of new capabilities to the existing Live Focus mode to give users more control and options on top of the usual blurry background. With the Galaxy S10 likely a few months away from being announced, it may not be too long before details about this feature pop up.

Numerous rumors have already surfaced over the past few months regarding that device, including the inclusion of a triple camera setup on its back consisting of the main shooter, telephoto, and wide angle lenses. That's not really a big surprise given that most modern phones now have that rear camera setup. The Galaxy S10 5G variant, which is supposed to be the higher-spec'd model of that lineup, is also rumored to be boasting four rear cameras and a dual front snapper. If Artistic Live Focus ever comes to the Galaxy S10, it's expected to complement these camera specs in a major way.

Source: European Union Intellectual Property Office via Galaxy Club

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